AMD, as part of its ongoing web/cloud initiative, launched a new Opteron 3200 Series processor that’s designed for cloud servers. The company claims the processor offers up to 38% better price performance and up to 19% less power per core than competing products.

“In today’s economic environment, dedicated hosting providers need their data centers to become profit centers faster than ever,” Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager of Commercial Business at AMD, said in a statement. With the new Opteron 3000 Series platform, “Web and cloud customers no longer have to compromise with desktop-class platforms in order to hit certain price points,” Patla said.

The AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform is aimed at the power-efficient 1P Web hosting/Web server market, and is available in either 4- or 8-core CPUs. It is shipping in platforms from MSI, Tyan, Fujitsu and Dell, according to AMD.

The company says the platform can provide organizations with the cost savings associated with a “desktop-like” infrastructure, yet offers server-class performance, security features and server operating system certification.

The new Opteron 3200 Series CPU “allows us to create a custom design for our [Data Center Solutions] customers, and deliver a compelling combination of performance and energy efficiency,“ Steve Cumings, executive director of DCS Marketing at Dell Data Center Solutions, an AMD partner.



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